July 2010 - Posts
An interesting recent study related to warning mechanisms in the latest browsers and their capability to warn users of unsafe sites. It provides a status as of Q1 2010.
IE8 - Top Browser in NSS Labs Social Engineering Malware blocking study
QUOTE: Over the three tests, Windows Internet Explorer 8 provided the best protection against socially-engineered malware and was the only browser that improved its block rate test-over-test, successfully stopping 69%, 81%, and 85% of threats in each respective test.
More great advice in being careful what is shared in social networks, as it could impact future job opportunities or lead to other issues.
Facebook, Facebook, What Do YOU See?
QUOTE: All good things should be used in moderation. The same goes for the social networking sites Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. (There are plenty more...) Those that jump in and friend, connect, post, and share in excess may expose themselves if they are not aware of all of the consequences possible from using these sites.
Recent Best Practices Article
IE8 is the safest browser Microsoft has released and below are best practices that can improve privacy and security.
Internet Explorer 8 - Eight Safety Tips for online shopping
QUOTE: Online threats today come in the form of attacks on you and attacks on your computer. Here are eight ways for you to have a safer online shopping experience:
1. Keep your computer software up to date.
2. Defend your computer. Use firewall, antivirus, antispam, and antispyware software.
3. Avoid phishing scams and malware.
4. Protect yourself from emerging threats. By default Internet Explorer 8 helps protect you against these attacks with a built-in Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Filter that is always on.
5. Identify fake Web addresses. Internet Explorer 8 highlights doman name in the address bar
6. Browse more privately. When using a public computer, it's a good idea to use InPrivate mode
7. Make sure payment websites use encryption.
8. Never respond to unsolicited requests to update your account information. Most legitimate companies never send unsolicited e-mail or instant message requests for your passwords or other personal information.
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